Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Hot Stuff

So it would seem that Duke Saraie had the right recipe to help Daisuke get the walking right after all, huh? Nice work Duke. I thought I'd try to give another boost to our hero as he's about to take on another AL East club with a budding lineup of very nice players. To keep Matsuzaka hot, I nabbed hip hop/R&B singer Kumi Koda to perform her smash hit "Hot Stuff" for the Matsuzaka Watch audience. Koda is famous for providing scores and images to several of the Final Fantasy chapters, as well as for pioneering the "Ero-kakkoii" trend among her young fans. "Ero-kakkoii" is a combination of the words "erotic" and "cool" and anyone who has seen any of her work understands why it caught on.

Anyway, she's here via the magic of YouTube to kick off our coverage of the next Matsuzaka start. Let's hope our hero stays hot and can deliver a big performance against the Rays. With no further ado, I give you "Hot Stuff" from Kumi Koda:

Uh. I forgot to ask her anything about Daisuke. Yeah. Hmmmmm.....Guess I have to field this one on my own. I'll go with:

7 IP
5 hits
2 runs
2 walks
9 K

You can close your mouth now.


At 1:10 AM, Anonymous DaisukeM18 said...

Another tough draw for Matsuzaka. The Red Sox offense usually gets put down by Kazmir.

Hopefully the Sox saved some offense from last night.

6+in 3er 11ks 2bb

I'm going to enjoy watching Daisuke pump up his strikeout numbers tonight.

At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Trieu said...

Is "Kumi Koda" also Japanese for "Christina Aguilera"?

At 7:25 AM, Blogger John said...

7IP 2ER 11K 1BB

Red Sox offence came up short again (or almost non-existent)

but hopefully they can get Matsuzaka his 10th win

No, I think "Ayumi" is more so the japanese version of Christina Aguilera

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Mike Plugh said...

Yeah, this video is eerily reminiscent of that Christina Aguilera video where she broke out of her safe image in favor of the "dirty" image. The thing is Koda Kumi isn't a tenth of the singer that Aguilera is, but she's much more under control. The sexy business is much more a product of slick marketing than Aguilera's post-adolescent spiral into turmoil.

The Japanese pop music machine loves to "borrow" elements from American popular music. Most of the pop artists are little more than marketing vehicles and idols. Not that MTV isn't the exact same thing, but Japan is exaggerated to the nth.

I don't really go for much Japanese music actually. I don't go for much American music these days either. Too much image in general. I have to say that this track has a little production depth to it compared to most other pop tracks. I think it must have been remixed or produced by an American. You just don't hear multi-layered production with thick baselines and such in J-pop.

Anyway, it's here more for schtick than anything else....

At 9:03 AM, Blogger John said...

Great command thus far today
3IP 2H 3K

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Dirty Water said...

Hey Mike, do you know of a site where I can get split stats for the Pacific League? I'm trying to look up Daisuke's second half numbers but can't find them anywhere. Thanks for your help.

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they finally decided to give him some run support. and the funny thing is, it came from Lugo. What are the odds.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger UZi said...

Pretty close with your prediction! But he did even better :)

8IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 9K.

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous duc said...

Dang it, they just had to get a homerun!

Dice-K did a fantastic today. He has 9K in 8 innings. Nice. Hope he keeps it up. Can't wait to see him against the Tigers! :-)

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous DaisukeM18 said...

Wow, Lugo getting 2 hits must be the first sign of the apocalypse.

Seriously though, great job by the sox offense and excellent job by Matsuzaka. Starts off July with a bang.

With Okajima passing Bonderman in the Allstar vote, this day is practically perfect.

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Mike Plugh said...

There aren't any sites that I know of that offer splits or situational stats. Usually, the only place one would find such a thing is in the season preview magazines, looking back at the prior year. They give "vs. lefties and righties" type of splits and maybe a few situational metrics.

I'm working on a project to get you what you want actually. Maybe within a year....

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's maybe here,


Lions 1999-2006,Isn't it ?
I'm sorry for my poor English.

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Dorasaga said...


I haven't replied to your earlier msg about your information of J-baseball. It looks unimportant now, since a blog entry doesn't really mean too much at that point.

Now, about your project, I hope you'll include splits like OBA and GO/AO that fans can so conveniently find on MLB.com!

At 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That song by Kumi Koda was not bad. Some may say it is derivative, but most pop music is that way.

That video was kind of strange though. Was it supposed to have some "Fight Club" theme to it. Why was she fighting in high heels?

She should have invited Takanori "The Fireball Kid" Gomi to be in the video and make it like some Pride Fighting thing.

Also, did you know that Daisuke Matsuzaka is releasing his own album?! It's called "Music from the Mound" and features his favorite songs. Unfortunately, Daisuke is not doing any singing and has no plans for a video.


That is too bad, I could see Dice-K starting a music career.

Dice, Dice, baby!

At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been walking like this for years.

Dave O.

At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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It's a baseball epic!


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